Summer Looks from Uniqlo: Ankle Pants, Princesse Tam.Tam Swimwear and Other Failures

This is part 2 of my review of Uniqlo summer finds. Visit part 1 about the High Waist Belted Flare Midi Skirt here. As you can tell from the title, this is mostly about things that failed on me. But hey, maybe they’ll work for you. First, I saw this classic outfit on this mannequin and admired the pants, both because it’s a lightweight summer pants (and I lack such an item in my wardrobe) and also because of the tomato orange red color.

It’s called the Smart Style Ankle Pants, and they were nearly sold out of the red, so I tried on the same pants in another color. (Kind of an odd name, what does “smart style” mean?) The pants are slip-on with an elastic waist. As you can see they were not ankle length on me since I’m petite. They were also just kind of meh on me — a bit bunchy in the front. You can also see the outline of the back pocket, at least in this light color. I find this to be a problem with a lot of Uniqlo pants, including the Drape Jogger Pants (which I only recommend in dark colors for this very reason). If these fit you, they seem like a good buy at $40 each. Unfortunately, the red doesn’t seem to be offered online, but they are available in 5 other colors.

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Summer Dresses from Who What Wear

While I was shopping Victoria Beckham for Target (reviews here and here), I noticed that Who What Wear had put out a lot of summery dresses, so I tried some of those on as well. Here’s a dressing room review showing you what these dresses look like on a real (and petite) person.

First up: this shift dress seems comfortable, while the ties on the sleeve add a cute detail. It seems both modern and girly at once. It’s made out of 100% cotton. Yay!

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Tie Sleeve Shift Dress (also comes in chambray), $34.99

Unfortunately, it was pretty shapeless on me. Look how much shorter it is on the model than on me. (She’s 5’9″ and I’m 5′ 3″). And yes, I was too lazy to properly button the back.

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